Message from the Chief Commissioner

Fingerprints

Thu 2 December 2010

Did you know that everyone's fingerprints are unique?  There are no two people in the world, not even identical twins, with the same fingerprints. 

Fingerprints can often help police solve crimes and find criminals. 

Have you ever had your fingerprints taken? 

Take a moment to have a close look at your own fingerprints - can you see all types of loops and swirls? Do they look like any of the patterns below?
 
Ask mum and dad to have a look at their fingerprints and see if they can work out what type they have.

 

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